Bridging the gap between the ancient sciences of herbalism and the emerging disciplines such as ethnopharmocology or phytopharmacotherapy, this book highlights the major breakthroughs in the history of the field and focuses on future directions in the discovery and application of herb-derived medicines. Implementing the concept of reverse pharmacology, it integrates documented clinical and experiential "hits" into pharmacological leads by transdisciplinary exploratory studies. It further develops these into drug candidates by experimental and clinical research. Honoring the interdisciplinary nature of herbalism, this book is a handy reference for all those in the herbal drug industry from student to researcher.
Table of Contents
Herbal Drug Industry
Phytochemicals Research—Emerging Concepts
Therapeutic Utility of Ayurveda
Amchi System of Medicine
Ethnopharmacology of Algae
Ethnopharmacology of Lichens
Ethnopharmacology of Bryophytes
Ethnopharmacology of Anthelmintic Ferns
Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Orchids
Salacia sp. Potential Hypoglycemic Plants
Ethnopharmacology of Taraxacum officinale Weber
Ethnopharmacology of Acanthus ilicifolius Linn.
Ethnopharmacology of Alstonia macrophylla ex A. DC
Ethnopharmacology of Alstonia venenata R. Br.
Ethnopharmacology of Holoptelea integrifolia Planch.
Ethnopharmacology of Terminalia belerica (Gaertn.)Roxb
Ethnopharmacology of Nardostachys jatamansi DC.
Ethnopharmacology of Eclipta alba Linn.
Ethnopharmacology of Cassia siamea Lam.
Ethnopharmacology of Tylophora asthmatica Wight & Arn.
Colchicine Containing Medicinal Herbs
Lakshmana-Ayurvedic Drug of Controversial Origin
Antidiabetic Potential of Pterocarpus marsupium